John Croyle, Founder & Executive Director
Brodie Croyle, Associate Executive Director
Robert Duke, Business & Finance Director
Reagan Phillips, Childcare Team Director
Rhonda Hindman, Marketing & P.R. Director
Miller Welborn, Planned Giving Director

Big Oak Ranch Inc.
P. O. Box 507
Springville, AL 35146
Phone (205) 467-6226

Board Members

Big Oak Ranch would not exist as we know it, but for the generosity, courage and strength of our remarkable Board of Directors. Individually and as a group, they give of their talents, their experience and their time to give our children a chance at a normal life. Over the years, the impact they’ve had on our children has been profound.

For speaking engagement information, please contact Connie Reeves at (205) 467-6226.

To book a speaking engagement, please download the form by clicking the speaking link above, then return it to Connie Reeves by fax at (205) 467-6206, by email at, or by regular mail to Big Oak Ranch, Inc., P.O. Box 507, Springville, AL 35146.

Miller Welborn (Chairman) Welborn & Associates Lookout Mtn, TN
Patsy Burks Lighting & Lamp Birmingham
Billy Eyster Eyster Properties Birmingham
Richard Grimes RealtySouth Birmingham
Jim Leonard Retired Birmingham
Darrell Piatt Alabama Power (Retired) Birmingham
Randy Pittman Samford University Birmingham
Sandy Sansing Sansing Automotive Pensacola, FL

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Big Oak Ranch is a Christian home for children needing a chance. The children live in as normal a setting as we can possibly create. As many as eight children live in each of the Ranch's comfortable, two-story brick homes with a dedicated, Christian couple serving as mom and dad.

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